Cargill Senior Excise & Customs Analyst in Schiphol, Netherlands
Senior Excise & Customs Analyst
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.
You will be part of the Corporate Customs Advisory Group, reporting to the EMEA Customs Advisory Lead. Your prime responsibility is the management of compliance control frameworks for the excise activities of our Ethanol and Biofuels businesses in the EMEA region. This comprises responsibility for excise tax warehouses in Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Poland und United Kingdom with an excise tax footprint of billions of Euros.
Cargill is a major importer and exporter in agricultural products filing more than 250,000 customs declarations globally. The incumbent is additionally responsible for the execution of import and/or export advisory tasks and other customs activities in one or more countries.
Responsibilities include working closely with the businesses and the customs and excise compliance professionals to address risk and leverage of excise and customs opportunities, support the development and implementation of control and compliance improvements, contribute to responses to government inquiries, and provide operational guidance and training. Support other initiatives to identify cost reduction, cost avoidance, and cost recovery opportunities, facilitating their completion in partnership with the Businesses and the Global Customs Advisory Group.
Manage and maintain the excise duty control framework in EMEA including:
Monitoring adherence to implemented processes including reviewing metrics, process documents and management reports
Monitoring legislation and initiate amending/updating Business compliance processes as required
Executing excise audits in agreement/alignment with other audit initiatives in the region
Support excise planning, management and advisory initiatives including:
Advise on and support the application of excise tax licenses/permits, including excise securities (computation and reconciliation).
Support issue resolution relating to excise declarations, stock shrinkages and losses
Support external excise audits
Collaborate with other corporate functions as the Country Tax Manager, the EMEA Indirect Tax Lead, Law Department, Corporate Affairs as appropriate
Advise Cargill businesses on Customs Classification, Customs valuation, preferential origin status for both imported and exported goods.
Carry out customs risk assessments; Review trade flows, and products and the impact of preferential trade agreements to minimize duties.
Support in Customs filing automation projects
Support the regional (and sub-regional) Advisory leads with:
Other project execution
Data gathering and analysis
External government enquiries
Collaborating with consultants, business unit stakeholders, other functions including Global IT and Integration Partners during the deployment process
Job location: Schiphol, Netherlands preferred, although other Cargill locations in Belgium, Netherlands or Germany would be feasible.
Proven expertise in customs and excise gained from one or more of the following; big 4 accounting firm, business, relevant Government agency and/or customs brokerage firm in the EMEA region.
Experience working with relevant government agencies
Experience monitoring internal controls, risk assessments and internal audits
Strong technical knowledge of European excise & customs legislation, regulations and practice
SAP/GTS or other customs system experience
Experience of working on complex projects
Experience with tracking, communicating and implementing government regulatory/legislative decision making and/or audit processes.
Internal training experience
Strong overall communication & influencing skills
Strong analytical, organizational and critical thinking skills
Business partnering skills
Self-starter/ability to work independently
Ability to work effectively and manage change in a diverse group work environment
Ability to think globally when contemplating customs issues
Excellent English oral and written communication skills (any other EU language is an added value)
Flexible to travel (up to 20% max.)
Primary Location Netherlands-NH-Schiphol
Job Type Standard
Shift Day Job
Req ID: REG01635